Behavioral Health Nurse Clinician/case Manager - Residential Treatment And Detox Services

Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Salary
$66,148.16 - $110,247.07 Annually
Posted
Oct 16, 2021
Closes
Oct 30, 2021
Ref
21-02215
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Exciting opportunity to work with multidisciplinary team at the Fairfax Detoxification Center, in a community-based residential setting. Staff is being enhanced and expanded to provide integrated services, addressing substance use, and mental health disorders as well as co-occurring primary care needs. Programming includes medical and clinically managed detoxification, case management, and referral services. The nursing staff is responsible for clinical, medical, and primary care issues including serves as liaison to community resource pharmacies and community medical providers. Provides clinical collaboration with physicians/medical staff and the mental health treatment team regarding medical support services to clients. Provides nursing assessment, outreach, support services, crisis intervention, education, COVID-19 testing, and life skills training to Fairfax county citizens who are seriously mentally ill or those actively detoxing from substance and/or with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Conducts and gathers relevant research information on medical services and educates program staff. Provides accurate and timely written documentation on clients and the program. Visually observes physical appearances of clients, monitor their vital signs and behaviors. Administer medications including PO medications and injections. Documents medication administration accurately in MARs and in Electronic Health Records (EHR).

This position is designated emergency series personnel and is expected to report on duty even in case of inclement weather.

This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new employees into the BHN Clinician/Case Manager classification only, in the amount of $2,000 (full-time).

Position may be underfilled as a BHN Clinician/Case Manager in Residence; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Provides nursing services to clients, including administering injections, collecting vital signs, administering tests and interfacing with other nursing staff;
  • Provides nursing support to psychopharmacological services, crisis intervention, and case consultation for clients with substance use disorders or serious mental illness;
  • Administers, schedules and coordinates medication clinics/medical services, including delivery of medication, monitoring medication room, and inventorying medications;
  • Complies with state pharmacy guidelines in ordering, storage, and disposal of medications;
  • Monitors client responses to psychobiological and nursing interventions, medications and other treatments;
  • Performs quality assurance review;
  • Performs physical/mental health assessments, including laboratory testing of new clients at intake and to clients on an ongoing basis as case manager;
  • Monitors and assesses clients to identify contributing or co-occurring mental health issues;
  • Monitors and assesses clients for risk of harm to self and/or others;
  • Coordinates client plan of care to assure interventions are consistent, safe, timely and appropriate.
  • Assess continuity of care and evaluates coordination of interventions by interdisciplinary team to ensure consistency with the plan of care;
  • Provides nursing assistance and information to clients through the telephone "nurse of the day" service;
  • Manages medical needs and urgent care needs of clients;
  • Monitors and assesses medical status of clients in the process of detoxification;
  • Develops a therapeutic relationship with clients, provides supportive counseling, psycho-education, and health teaching for both individuals and groups;
  • Serves as case manager for clients for whom medication compliance is essential for remaining out of the hospital;
  • Participates on inter-/intra-agency case management teams, providing nursing consultation and
  • effective integration between clinical and psychopharmacology services; as well as primary care services;
  • Documents assessments, treatment plans and quarterly reports on clinical status of clients;
  • Plans, develops and leads group and individual psycho-education, health education and wellness programs;
  • Provide teaching on disease, management strategies, emergency care and drug information when appropriate;
  • Researches available community, private and government resources to support patient self management of disease, recovery and relapse prevention.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of nursing standards, theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of federal and state pharmacy and medication clinic regulations and guidelines;
  • Knowledge of documentation, nursing diagnosis, and quality assurance;
  • Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology (e.g., side effects, contraindications), preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders and addiction signs and symptoms, assessment techniques, treatment interventions and approaches;
  • Knowledge of available community resources for referral or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge;
  • Ability to perform technical and complex nursing procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening, STD check, tube feeding, nebulizations), administer treatments and medications, and use medical equipment in delivering services to clients;
  • Ability to perform emergency treatment(s), with limited supervision, for life threatening conditions;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to perform mental and physical health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to assess and monitor the effects of medications;
  • Ability to assess level of risk for harm to self or others;
  • Ability to develop and implement treatment plans/programs for individuals and groups;
  • Ability to work as case manager in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate degree in nursing; plus two years of post-licensure experience as a nurse. (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES REQUIRED:
  • Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.
  • CPR (required within 3 months)
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of BHN Clinician/Case Manager in Residence (S25, $63,213.07 - $105,355.12). The employment standards for the BHN Clinician/Case Manager in Residence is:
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate degree in nursing.
Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the B HN Clinician/Case Manager in Residence . Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies and licensures defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of BHN Clinician/Case Manager.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening o the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Extensive experience working with substance abuse and/or psychiatry nursing, medical/surgical.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to provide nursing care/assistance including assisting large adults. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend and write as needed; use keyboard to enter data in electronic health record and review data on computer monitor; converse with others; and observe client behavior/appearance. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a medication exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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